Club bake sale raises funds for feminine hygiene products for homeless women

first_imgThis week, the College Democrats Club of Saint Mary’s College proved that baked goods can be delicious as well as socially advantageous. The club, alongside various others such as Feminists United and Belles for Life, orchestrated a bake sale to raise funds for the charity Support the Girls, an organization which donates pads, tampons, bras and other sanitary objects to homeless women and girls.Stephanie Stapleton, a senior at Saint Mary’s, heard about the sale and took action.“The president of College Democrats, Hallie Nolan, found the organization Support the Girls and planned the event. I thought it was a timely and appropriate charity for the women of Saint Mary’s to assist,” she said over email, “Especially with the increase in the numbers of women and girls in homeless shelters due to the recent hurricanes. Support the Girls addresses a problem often forgotten in times of great need, even though these items are essential [to] women’s survival and comfort.”While Stapleton was not personally affected by the hurricanes, she said she is well versed in the aftermath of storms such as these.“I am focusing my senior comprehensive project around disaster relief, specifically focusing on displacement and natural disasters, so this cause is very timely for me,” she said.When asked about her interest in the cause, Stapleton emphasized the need for personal hygiene products especially during times of destruction when acquiring these products could be more difficult.“Knowing the struggles of personal hygiene and need for cleanliness, especially during that time of the month, I feel very passionately that these items should be available to every woman in need, not just those that can afford it. This seemed like a good way to make a difference and help alleviate this problem from all the way up here in South Bend,” she said.At the bake sale the clubs will be selling chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, muffins, brownies and other assorted baked goods. Along with these, the Saint Mary’s dining service generously donated twenty dozen cupcakes to be sold.“We hope to raise at least a few hundred dollars for Support the Girls, so that women who are victims of disaster can maintain their health and dignity a little bit easier,” Stapleton said.After selling nearly $150 on the first day of their sale, they hope to exceed their goal of $300 by the second.“We really weren’t sure how much we would be able to raise. We hoped a couple hundred, and it seems like we’re going to pass that goal,” Stapleton said.Along with the cash from the sale, Support the Girls has an online donation on their website, which the club will donate through directly. The bake sale will run through Sept. 26in Reignbeaux lounge in Le Mans Hall.Tags: College Democrats Club of Saint Mary’s, feminine hygiene, pads, SMC, tamponslast_img read more

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma among cricketers to shower wishes upon Manish Pandey for his…

first_imgAdvertisement f955NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vss98u2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E13pd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gr0keWould you ever consider trying this?😱3gCan your students do this? 🌚8q02eyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manish Pandey and actress Ashrita Shetty tied the knot on Monday, and the Indian cricket family including ace Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, showered love on the couple. Twitter was filled with congratulatory messages for cricketer Manish Pandey post the wedding. Ashrita Shetty is a famous Tamil actress and is from Mumbai. They decided to get married in Mumbai. She starred in many blockbusters in South like Indrajit, Udhayam NH4 and Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum.Advertisement Post the wedding, Indian Captain, Virat Kohli tweeted, “Congratulations Pandey Ji. Wish you both a lifetime of beautiful moments and happiness. God bless you both.”Advertisement Rohit’s tweet earned him a few chuckles as he tweeted, “Wish you both all the happiness in the world. Trust me this will be your best innings.”The cricketer had quite a tight schedule before his marriage. The groom did not get any off days, as he was busy playing on Sunday night. After Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament ended, he flew straight to Mumbai to get married. The match was a success as he led his team, Karnataka to victory over Tamil Nadu, who unfortunately lost the match by 1 run. Manish was also the captain when Karnataka won the  Vijay Hazare Trophy this year. Advertisementlast_img read more

Coach Topex: Pirates lack Lions’ championship class

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor all the milestones that his team has achieved this season—an elimination round sweep and a first finals appearance, Lyceum coach Topex Robinson still doesn’t think the Pirates are the heavy favorites in the NCAA Season 93 championship series against defending champion San Beda starting Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.For one, Robinson said his team didn’t have the championship culture that the Red Lions had established over the past 11 seasons in the NCAA, where San Beda had lost just twice in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Pirates are the latest challengers to the throne of the Lions, whose iron-fisted grip of the league has thrown traditional powerhouses San Sebastian and Letran under the shade for most of the past decade.READ: Fernandez knows ‘underdog’ San Beda will come out big vs LyceumFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s obvious that they’re determined to win,” said Robinson, who was part of the television panel that called the Lions’ 76-71 win over the Stags in a knockout duel last Tuesday.“At the end of the day, they’re the stronger team and they have more experience than us. Their experience showed against San Sebastian and we know what we have to face. They have a good group of guys that are motivated to show that they are the defending champions.” “That time, San Sebastian was the favorite, but San Beda came and won so we might see history repeat itself,” Fernandez said. “For us, we’ll just take it one game at a time.”Interesting matchups abound in the finals with Lyceum star CJ Perez and San Beda’s Robert Bolick all eager to prove their worth in the NCAA’s biggest stage.“The excitement is there, but it’s a matter of channeling it to positivity,” said Robinson. “We know it’s our first time to be in this level and it’s really unchartered territory. We know that we got nothing to lose and we’re happy where we are.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lifesavers up even minus star import MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The regular season results, however, point to the Pirates as the team to beat in the finals.They clobbered teams by double-digit margins in 13 of their 18 wins. And although they did come away with a couple of narrow wins against the Lions, the Pirates were in control for most of those two games.READ: Robinson admits San Beda ‘stronger, more experienced team’“Right now, Lyceum is the best team (in the league) because they beat us twice,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, on his second stint as Lions coach after steering the team to back-to-back crowns in 2013 and 2014. “We’re the underdogs in the series. But again, we’ll find a way to win.”The Lions are no strangers to these type of situations even in the midst of one of college basketball’s most dominant runs with Fernandez recalling the time San Beda overcame a San Sebastian team led by now PBA star Calvin Abueva.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more